Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Doctors Say It's Terminal Expanse - Lets Play Star Trek Online

Hello Dwellers And Welcome To The Basement...
It's TUESDAY! Lets Play Star Trek Online!

That's right, SmackDown is not the only thing back on Tuesday nights... granted last week was more of a bump in the slot to make sure I can cover as many different things as possible. But let's get to this week's mission, "Terminal Expanse'...

Turns out that the events that lead into the the first of the JJ-Trek films was an 'accident', it's not the true history... hell this mission basically calls the now 'Kelvin Timeline' something that was not meant to be in terms of the Star Trek timeline. On top of that, this ties into the Temporal Cold War and the Sphere Builders that were a big part of Star Trek: Enterprise... but things said in this mission, actually relate to things said during the Icoanian War and the mission 'Butterfly', in particular with Clauda, a member of the Tuterian race that was erased from the timeline... namely that those members of the Tuterians that survived are the Sphere Builders... and they are quite pissed off at the Federations / The Alliance.

And knowing that... it's pretty obvious who the Envoy is when you think about it...

Anyway, their goal is to make a galaxy habitable for them, because they can only exist outside of normal conditions... and thus the mission is to stop them.As for the mission itself, it's light space combat with under-powered against Klingons, followed by fairly easy ground combat... then it's moderately difficult space combat against Ship Builder vessels . Nothing a casual player can't handle.

On top of that we encounter Admiral Garrett, who is apart of the 23rd Century missions for new characters that are created (I will do those missions in a few weeks), and we also get to view the bridge of the 'Kelvin / JJ-Trek' Constitution class ships, which is quite narrow, but it's pretty close in design of how it's seen in the movie. Now because I played this mission as a Romulan, the game recognizes that fact and Garrett has unique dialog when speaking to my character, so I'm expecting a variation on it for Klingon players... which could be a bit interesting, when I eventually roll a Klingon aligned character to play as.

Now next week, we're back to the Temporal Front missions, so it'll be a few weeks before we see Daniels again... will we learn about what's happening to his face?

The 8-Ball says eventually!

Till then, have a good one folks!

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